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Joe Walsh Is Running Out Of Cash

By aaroncynic in News on Mar 15, 2012 4:40PM

8th District Rep. Joe Walsh (center) at a "Cup 'O Joe With Joe" meeting in Lake Zurich in January. (Photo from the congressman's website.)

Fiscally beleaguered Rep. Joe Walsh is still having money troubles. Walsh, who will run against either Tammy Duckworth or Raja Krishnamoorthi, managed to raise only $38,300 in the first two months of this year. At present, reports show Walsh owes $24,015 in legal fees. Politico reports he’s spent three times as much, but still has nearly $400,000 in his war chest. In addition to his campaign finance woes, Walsh still allegedly owes $117,000 in child support.

In an effort to raise some more campaign cash for the Congressman, a private cocktail reception was held at the Union League Club last night, where an individual ticket price set attendees back $500. At the beginning of the reception, nearly 60 protesters from the groups Stand Up Chicago and Action Now gathered outside, some of whom attempted to roll out a “human red carpet” at the entrance. No arrests were made, and Walsh didn’t appear anywhere outside the building.